Miami is full of unattached bodies seeking a good time, but committed couples can, and should, hit the Magic City for their own steamy escape.
In fact, it may be the perfect place to rekindle the sensual flame. The Wynwood haunt oozes polished hipster, featuring an open kitchen on one side of the restaurant and a U-shaped bar on the other. Furnishings take on sandalwood tones set against a brick wall and metal accents. Just off the bar is a seated, nook-like area featuring floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the street; it is a great hideaway for more one-on-one conversations.
But don't let the price lower flavorful expectations: Chef Brian Nasajon really flexes during dinner: Give the yellow curry with rice noodles and pumpkin gnocchi a try, and if you can, save room for dessert.
It's within walking distance to the fellow hotspot, The Wynwood Yard, making for an easy on-foot day or night date. The outdoor terrace opens up to Biscayne Bay and begins packing its itinerary on weekends. On Saturdays, the WELLth wellness series moves in, rotating yoga and meditation sessions, nutritional workshops, and chef demos.
On Sundays, things get very, very Miami: If you and your partner are into celebrity spotting Adriana Lima recently dropped by and champagne popping — or just interesting people watching for the sake of it — this is the finest day to do so. Given its locale, we say the best time to go to The Deck is at sunset; it makes for a picture perfect and selfie-approved Miami skyline. When the stomach starts to growl, the options here are plentiful: This spot is all about living the laid-back lifestyle in a bustling neighborhood.
Game nights, live music, yoga classes, summertime slip and slides, vegetarian brunches, and then some. For couples, it is the perfect place for a chill outing, day or night. Proudly opulent but invitingly intimate, the newly-opened seat Faena Theater operates inside the over-the-top Faena Hotel Miami Beach. Everything that glistens here is real gold, including the extravagant tiered chandelier. On stage, expect plenty of shirtless dancers male and female and flickering feathers.
Spanish choreographer Blanca Li crafted the showcase, blending live Latin and jazz rhythms into performance vignettes. The Faena Theater is there for those looking to get dressed up and embrace the glam, those who desire the cozy without the aesthetic compromise. Some bathrooms even have tubs with ceiling-high windows that unveil the sunrise, making for some seriously picturesque, twosome tub time. For an even more impressive gazing experience, visit the rooftop Sugar bar, an Asian-inspired garden enclave opening up to the Miami sky.
A hand-carved wooden bar is surrounded by wind-blown greenery and bamboo furnishings. Did we mention there is also a grill-centric restaurant that wraps from the pool area and hovers over the Brickell City Center Mall?
This Cuban-style cabaret taps into vintage pleasantries: Strong drinks are served under deeply hued, rich drapings and glowing lights, which warm the venue while a crystal chandelier adds a touch of unapologetic glitz. It is the perfect setting for era-themed role-playing.
On any given night, the hostess might be joined by a funk-infused Brazilian samba band, an enlivening tapper, or stunning Tropicana-esque showgirls.
It is the only museum of its kind in the United States. WEAM features everything from full frontal nudes — including classically painted romantic encounters and occasionally pornographic sculptures — and historic relics to iconic photographs of Marilyn Monroe and Bunny Yeager.
It is there, too. For those looking to learn a thing or two during their Miami escapade, and maybe even apply it to their own bedroom repertoire, this might be a fun place to start.